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  • Author:
    Frank Schaeffer
  • ISBN:
    0552997498
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552997492
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam Doubleday Dell (August 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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Frank Schaeffer (born August 3, 1952) is an American author, film director, screenwriter, and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer.

Frank Schaeffer (born August 3, 1952) is an American author, film director, screenwriter, and public speaker. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels depicting life in a strict evangelical household including Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers A boy's attempts to enjoy an Italian vacation are undermined by his family's strict religious views in Schaeffer's coming-of-age comedy

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Looking forward to a summer trip to Portofino, Italy, Calvin, the son of a dysfunctional missionary family. A boy's attempts to enjoy an Italian vacation are undermined by his family's strict religious views in Schaeffer's coming-of-age comedy.

Frank Shaeffer has written several books featuring his upbringig in a very Christian home. Portofino is about a religious family and their summer vacations in Italy. He has been very forthright in his unflattering description of the events of his childhood. I must also say he has done it in a very entertaining and real manner. Being a non-religious individual, I sometimes felt the Mother's prayers were a wee bit too long, but the main character, Calvin, made those pages easy to tolerate. Calvin, a young boy, just wants to go out and hang with his vacation-time girlfriend.

Frank Schaeffer Selected this book, in part, b/c it made me think of Beautiful Ruins by Jess .

Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. Selected this book, in part, b/c it made me think of Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, which I really enjoyed. Picked this book up at a used Book Store in Asheville, NC for a pittance also because its. Frank Schaeffer is the author of the novels Zermatt and Saving Grandma, and, with his son John, Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story about Love and the United States Marine Corps (over 60,000 copies sold). He lives in New York City. Библиографические данные.

Frank Schaeffer (b. 1952) is a well-known and much sought-after speaker. He lectures on the Orthodox Faith, Christianity and the arts, and his conversion to the Orthodox Faith. He has served on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council and as the lay chairman of the Religious Education Committee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Some kids told lies to be special. Calvin told lies to be normal  .

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an talist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as pretty terrible. He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings

Some kids told lies to be special. In addition I sold thousands of them; I am a former "Christian" bookseller. Reading Frank is like looking uncomfortably into a mirror of my life as a former evangelical. Fortunately this trilogy of novels helps me laugh in the midst of my tears. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can’t really relax. Calvin’s father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert pagans on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God’s plan.

Calvin and his missionary family travel to Portofino for a break, but they can't really relax. Calvin's father slips into bad moods, his mother tries to convert "pagans" on the beach, and his sister is prepared for a Russian invasion. So, Calvin has to adapt some plans of his own for the summer.

Hamrl
Haven't finished it yet, but I assume there is no violence and no sexual content. It is about a little boy from a missionary family vacationing in Portofino. I love the author and have read others of his books. I follow his blog and follow him on Facebook.
Runeshaper
Frank Shaeffer has written several books featuring his upbringig in a very Christian home. He has been very forthright in his unflattering description of the events of his childhood. I must also say he has done it in a very entertaining and real manner. I am there with him as his father falls into one of his dark moods or as his mother causes a public upset when she chooses to witness god at dinner. I'm glad I didn't live his life, but I'm glad he wrote about it and I was able to share his life through his writing.
Pad
GREAT STORY , EASY & ENGAGING READ, NOW I HAVE TO ORDER THE SEQUEL WHICH ISN'T AS HIGHLY RATED BUT I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.
JUST LIKE WATCHING AN AMC TV SERIES. LOVE THE WAY HE TALKS ABOUT HIS DADS DENOMINATIONS FRAGMENTING , FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW.
Quynaus
Really does the job. One of the best. Quality of the product is excellent. Especially appreciated the autograph by the author.
Original
Excellent. I purchased this book after reading the other reviews here, and must admit that I could not agree with them more. The pages flow go by like the days of a great vacation, and the end comes about too soon.
TheFresh
Good entertaining read. I think the author is really telling his families story. See his book "Crazy for God"
Andromajurus
Wonderful story of a young boy in Italy. Lots of humor and astute observances of this type of pensione on the seaside in Italy
This is the compelling story of a boy from an American missionary family living in Switzerland who vacation every year in Portofino, Italy.

Having been a missionary child myself (although my parents were nothing like Calvin's and from a different flavor of Protestantism) I could relate to many of the situations in the book . Calvin's family lives in a sort of fundamentalist La La land where Catholics are the ultimate evil and must be converted yet free will has no meaning and only the "elect" are saved. They would be a moral superfamily if they lived by their own ideals, but the father has an uncontrollable temper and the mother goes against everything in which she says she believes in the one scene in the book which streatches credulity (I won't give away the details), making the sinners they are trying to convert look like the real saints.

In the end, Calvin shows signs of becoming a normal productive member of society by thinking critically about the things which have been drilled into his head by his family and engaging in harmless but nonetheless forbidden activities which are a normal part of coming of age.

A word of warning: although the book sets boundaries of decency which are never crossed, I'm sure that many fundamentalists would be aghast at its light treatment of a way of thinking which is still prevalent today.